Meet our Building Services Tutors!
We’d like to introduce you to our Building Services tutors!
We are proud to have a professional team of tutors who are passionate about making a difference to the lives and careers of all our students.
Our tutors come from various backgrounds, each with something different to offer our students.
Head of Building Services
After completing a four apprenticeship in Plumbing & heating, I dedicated most of my career to running my property refurbishment business specialising in bespoke luxury kitchens and bathrooms. I have also served as engineering manager and Projects manager for one of the world’s leading hotel chains, overseeing multi-million pound hotel refurbishment. I entered further education in 2009 as a plumbing lecturer, progressed to Program coordinator for the school of Engineering and now have the pleasure of being Head of School for Building services.
After studying City & Guilds in Handmade Furniture Craft and Carpentry at the Hertfordshire College of Building, I enjoyed a successful career in the construction industry as a Carpenter. Prior to starting at West Herts College I ran my own carpentry business working mainly in the residential sector. Accruing a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry fuelled my desire to venture into the world of education to teach the next generation. In 2016 I completed my Level 3 Award in Education and Training (PTLLS).
Building Services Learning Assistant
I am a Learning Assistant for all of the Construction Skills Level 1 courses and Maintenance Operations Level 2 courses. I also help with organising and monitoring GAP placements for students. I was a former student at the College for two years and completed my Bricklaying Level 1 and Level 2 here.
Carpentry and Apprentices tutor
I qualified as a Carpenter from Barnfield College in Luton and enjoyed a successful career, running my own Carpentry business since 2004. I specialised in the private sector enabling me to concentrate on the quality of the projects, as opposed to the quantity, ensuring customer satisfaction.
After employing Apprentices throughout the years I have now embarked on teaching full-time, passing on my knowledge to the next generation of students entering the trade.
Building Services Teaching Assistant
I've been in the construction industry for over 30 years and in this time I’ve been involved in tiling, decorating, plastering, carpentry and bricklaying. I’ve also been lucky enough to work on a number of heritage restoration projects including Westminster Abbey, Chastleton House and the Hereford Screen, which can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum. In my role at the college I work across all the Practical trade areas, assisting students and tutors in the workshops.
Building Services Lecturer
I have over 30 years’ experience in the building, plumbing and gas trade, most of them as a self-employed Sole trader. I am presently and have been Gas Safe registered for 20 years and still work in the trade on weekends and College holidays. I began teaching in 2013 and completed my teaching qualifications in 2016. I am currently responsible for teaching and assessing level 3 NVQ plumbing apprentices which includes Gas qualifications.